Arlington Designer Homes is committed to green building for the health benefits, energy savings, and reduced environmental footprint it provides for our buyers and our community. With constantly changing regulations, technologies and products, buidling a new green home from the ground up isn't always easy - but it's always interesting!

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October 24, 2013

4033 N 22nd St. Arlington, Va. 22207 For Sale!
Site Selection:
                As the old adage goes there are three important rules for selling a house: location; location; location. Well we know there is a lot more that goes into building a good quality home. However, location is a very important part of our building process.
                As Green/ Energy Efficient builders we take site selection into our building process. We believe that smart infill growth is sustainable and efficient. Most green building programs, LEED, Earthcraft, NGBS award points for proximity to community amenities such as stores, restaurants, churches, etc. If you are lucky enough to live and work in Arlington, like I am, than you know how convenient and special it is.
                Our newest house located at 4033 N 22nd St. Arlington, Va. 22207 has a walk score of 69 and a bike score of 80. Because of the great location the future owners will have the ability to walk, bike or take public transit to any location in the Metro DC area. 
                As part of our LEED rating we will gain points by showing how this infill building site will rely upon existing infra-structure rather than having to build new facilities to accommodate a new home. This site already has gas, electric, sewer and water to it. So it is a matter of merely connecting to these utilities rather than having to cut down trees to install a separate septic system for this one house, for example.
                Working in and near the communities in which we live saves us valuable resources in time and fuel expenses while helping to reduce total greenhouse gas emissions associated with these transportation costs. 28% of all energy use in the United States is consumed by transportation. 
Almost half of all energy consumption is consumed by our buildings, which is why we are working to improve the total energy efficiency of where we live. But that is another topic for another blog. Stay tuned!

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